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The Learning Exchange (TLE) is thrilled to announce our latest community family literacy project funded through the Programme d’action communautaire sur le terrain de l’éducation (PACTE) from the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sports.

Starting in October 2018, in collaboration with key partners, The Learning Exchange (TLE) will implement TLE’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program in the community. This project will target English-speaking families and parents/caregivers to support the development of language and literacy skills of families to help their young children develop language skills and learn the early literacy skills needed for success in school.
 

Developing Pre-Reading Skills

Studies have shown that children who enter kindergarten with essential pre-reading skills have an advantage. They start school ready to read and have greater success throughout their school years. Children who enter kindergarten performing below their peers can suffer the effects of falling behind, which can be devastating to a child.  Reading regularly with young children supports brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships. Reading aloud with children is the single most important activity to prepare children to learn to read because they will build awareness of phonemes, language, literacy and social skills. Reading together provides an opportunity for bonding and creating lifelong memories. By reading together parents and caregivers are teaching their children “how a book works”, growing their vocabulary and instilling a love of reading. It benefits the family as a whole because it involves them in their children’s early education and develops literacy within the family unit.

The concept of the 1000 Books Before Kindergartenis to encourage, motivate, challenge and support families and children to read 1000 books before a child enters kindergarten. Reading regularly will expose children to a large variety of text which in turn, exposes them to a wide range of vocabulary and stories. The program is self-paced and can take anywhere from a few months to a few years depending on how often you read together. Parents can read anything their child enjoys! This approach empowers families as first educators, builds strengths and offers fun and creative family literacy moments.

Source1000 Books Foundation, 2018


Project Overview

Through the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative TLE will encourage, motivate and support families to read 1000 books to their children before kindergarten through presentations, workshops, parent meet ups and social media. TLE will distribute free books to families, promote the Laval Advantage card and ensure greater access to a collection of high-quality English children’s books through collaboration with the Laval libraries and the distribution of library book boxes within the community. Parents will have the tools, resources and information to increase their level of comfort in dealing with literacy in the home environment. This approach empowers families as first educators, builds upon strengths and offers fun and creative family literacy moments for the whole family.

A TLE family literacy community initiative:


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The Learning Exchange is happy to be working with a new organization to bring literacy to families in the Laval area. We had a feature article in the Winter 2018/19 newsletter and continue to work together. QFHSA is donating new and used books for us to distribute to families in our community.


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Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

Storyline App Storyline Online Main PageOnline Stories: Search by Author, Reader or Title


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Babies

The most important thing we can do to nurture our little ones is to talk with them.  Let them hear our voice reading aloud to build lots of brain connections.  Plus, reading aloud helps to connect and  bond with our babies. ~ Growing Book By Book

Baby’s First Library First Year Favorites Songs for Babies Literacy Ideas for Babies Multicultural Books for Babies


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Original free stories available online to encourage literacy and free media for kids:

Stories for ages 3-5 Stories for ages 5-8 Stories fo ages 8-10

 

 


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Read with your child and keep track of the titles of the books that you or others have read with your child.

Keep a record of what you are reading using our convenient reading log sheets or by whatever method you want. You can track any book that is being read to your child by others and every time a book is read (no matter how many times) can count towards the total and the record itself will make a fun keepsake!

Reading Log Sheets


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Celebrate reading milestones:

When your child reaches a milestone, give him/her a small reward such as stickers, a big hug, a book or take a picture with a 1000Books milestone certificate. Print these certificates for your child to celebrate milestones:

Commemorate Your Child’s Journey:

Take a picture with your child holding and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.
#1000BooksB4K #TLE1000Books #1000BooksBeforeKindergarten

 


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Use your library

Be sure to use your local library to accomplish your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. Libraries can order books, do inter-library lending and help provide lists of great children’s books and/or authors. Librarians can also make recommendations for books based on your child’s age and interests. Just ask!

Avantages Laval card

The Avantages Laval card is free for the residents and allows the citizens of Laval to take advantage of numerous benefits and discounts offered by the municipal network and many community partners. This is an individual card, non-transferable and renewable each year. It also acts as your library card.

Laval Advantage Card

In Laval

Easy to access, all 9 Laval libraries offer activities, documents and services for all ages and tastes, both online or on site.

Laval Libraries

Laval Libraries offer tons of books, magazines, CD, DVD, games, and free activities for everyone! Book Loan Information

You know of a document that Laval public libraries do not have and that would be a good addition to their collection?

Suggest the Purchase of a Book


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1000 Books Before Kindergarten is proud to present a comprehensive letter writing app to help your child learn to write the alphabet using recommended stroke order and placement. The app uses letter grid lines endorsed by top educators and penmanship experts to help your child visualize how the letters should line up. Both upper and lowercase letters are included.

For iOS:

1000 Books ABC Writing

For Android:

1000 Books ABC Letter Writing


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1000 Books Before Kindergarten app:

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app lets you keep track of your reading activity quickly and easily.

  • Scan books into your library
  • Keep track of reading activity for multiple readers
  • Track your progress to 1000 books!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten iOS App 1000 Books Before Kindergarten for Android Instructions for iOS and Android


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